BIBLE READING: Habakkuk
“O Lord, how long shall I cry, and thou wilt not hear!
even cry out unto thee of violence, and thou wilt not save!” Habakkuk 1:2
Over the next couple devotions, I would like to take a break from
I Samuel and focus on the book of Habakkuk. I did a study on the book a couple of months ago and got a blessing from it. When I did an overview of the book for our Wednesday night Bible study, I did not get a chance to cover everything in this book. While Habakkuk may not be the most common book of the Bible, there are many truths we can glean from in this study. After the fall of the Northern Kingdom of Israel, Habakkuk saw the injustice in Judea (southern Israel). This problem bothered him so much. We see this conversation between him and the Lord. As we begin in chapter one, we will see Habakkuk’s questions of “Can we trust God? Or is He good?” Unfortunately, in our day and time, man’s words are twisted and often hard to trust. Like in Genesis 3, Satan can put these seeds of doubt in our heart and mind. Even our lack of faith can cause this to happen. Throughout his conversation, Habakkuk begins to see God’s sovereignty and grace. By chapter three, Habakkuk is praising God and trusting in Him. Often it is easy to question God when we look around us. But God wants us to focus as well as trust in Him and His Word. In our study over the next couple of devotions, we will look at Habakkuk’s faith and trust in the Lord and learn more of how we can trust in Him no matter what we face.
David Fulp II